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Robert Peston to leave BBC for ITV

BBC economics editor to become political editor at commercial broadcaster and host Sunday morning politics programme to rival The Andrew Marr Show

Robert Peston is to move to ITV to become political editor and the host of a new Sunday morning talk show.

The departure of the BBC’s economics editor comes as a blow to the corporation, which fought to keep him with the offer of presenting a revamped Newsnight on Thursday nights.

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